Back Pain In Teenagers

Back pain is not only reserved for the adults. In recent years especially, more and more youngsters are complaining about back related problems. There are a lot of causes to this common problem, but one of the main is proper information, the lack of it that is.

Someone once said “Information is power” and, even though I didn’t get this at first, as the time goes by this concept is making more and more sense to me. It is important to educate yourself, get all the correct information and you can live a good, pain free life.

Even though it is not always the case, teen body is tougher and more “resistant” than that of an adult. But there are a lot of factors tipping the scales away from teens. Today we are here to talk about those factors and how they can contribute to back pain.

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Poor Posture

I have to say that I am more prone to blaming people for their misfortune, in this case for their back pain, but I also feel the need to address one external factor I fought as a kid, and I`m sure you did too – school chairs!

School chairs are probably one of the most uncomfortable chairs I ever sat in, I don’t know about chairs in your school/college, but mine were dreadful. I was always uncomfortable and constantly in pain so I was forced to change the position I was sitting in every 10 minutes or so. I was afraid I could develop sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome, since I read that prolonged sitting can lead to it.

Fortunately, I “escaped” school without any permanent damage, but I still experience back pain on a daily basis.

Playing Sports

Sport can be a double-edged sword, on one hand it is good for your health but on the other it can lead to injury and pain if you push yourself too hard. Some push too hard to impress their coach, friends, a cute girl and some are chasing after a good scholarship.

The important thing to know here is that there is a time and place for everything. Don’t push yourself over the limits of your physical abilities, don’t sacrifice your health for the sake of few more minutes in the game. I know many of you won`t agree with me on this, but that is just the way I feel, health is much too precious to be taken so lightly.

Lack Of Physical Activity

Where there is sport, there is lack of it, that`s just life. Some kids prefer to spend a nice, sunny day outside and some prefer to sit at their PC, playing video games. Nothing wrong with playing games, I was a kid, they were a part of my life as well. But parents, help your kids fight off that nasty habit, teach your kids to manage their time properly, try to explain them the importance of seizing every day, because who knows what tomorrow will bring.

We spend most of our days, weeks and months even, like we are going to live forever. Try to set yourself some goals, both short term and long term. That is how I manage my day; I make a list of goals for tomorrow and don’t stop till I check them all off. After I check off all of my goals for the day, I am still left for plenty of time to have fun and play games.

So learn how to become the master of your time, the benefits are enormous!

Author`s Bio 

Hey, my name is Igor, I am a physical therapist and a passionate health blogger. I enjoy writing articles on back pain and health in general and I also own my on back pain blog – http://www.helpyourback.net. Writing about health is one of the most pleasurable things in the world, since you can genuinely help people and improve the quality of their life. So, I hope you enjoyed this article and if you are looking for more, check out my website. Regards!


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